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LadyHopkins
Super May 2012

Would U be mad if someone wore white to your wedding?

LadyHopkins, on June 8, 2012 at 11:14 AM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 55
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Ok, I may be the only one but I totally would not care. I mean maybe its rude but its not like theyre going to show up in a ballgown. And 9 times outta 10 they won't be in any pics. I was just wondering cuz I was watching 'Whose wedding is this anyway' and there was a similar issue. Thanks!

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Latest activity by 2d Bride, on June 8, 2012 at 11:40 PM
  • Maci
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    Nope, I wouldn't care if they wore white as long as it's not a white trash bag.

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  • T
    VIP July 2012
    Tiny Dancer ·
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    Nope. But I my feathers don't ruffle easily.

    I would be concerned if someone showed up in a white gown though… I wouldn't be mad… I would be concerned for that person's sanity and probably laugh.

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  • L
    Super February 2013
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    I personally would not wear a white dress to a wedding as a guest but i wouldn't make a stink over someone doing that to me for some reason. There's no way the attention is going to be taken off of you on that day and odds are somebody is going to have something not nice to say so if they want to take that chance so be it. :o)

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  • HoundMama
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    I personally don't care about what color they wear, the formality of the dress, etc. At my FSIL wedding one of the bridesmaids was griping because some girls (including myself) were in semi-formal cocktail dresses. She made a comment like, "I love how people wear semi-formal dresses to wedding to try and take attention away from the bride." I thought, "How in the hell could ANYONE take attention from the super princess diva dressed in head to toe white sparkles and big poufy veil on top of her head?" I mean really - is anything ANY guest wears ever going to take away from the bride??

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  • Joanna
    Dedicated August 2012
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    I would be upset. It is COMMON knowledge that you do not wear white to a wedding. It is disrespectful to the bride. Along those lines, since I am having a summer mid afternoon wedding ( not black tie), I would also be upset if people wore black. I know these trends are changing, but I am very traditional.

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  • Ally
    Dedicated March 2013
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    I totally agree with Lisa V. I wouldn't wear white, but I wouldn't care if somebody at my wedding does. Unless, as mentioned before, it is a gown. Still I'd find it funny. Smiley smile

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  • Toni-Marie
    VIP October 2012
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    It depends on what it was, a long white dress - YES. if its a white top/blouse I wouldnt be mad

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  • Linda E: Fairy Godmother
    Master September 2012
    Linda E: Fairy Godmother ·
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    I agree with Rachelle - etiquette clearly states you don't wear white to someone's wedding. However, if someone wore white to mine I would just assume they didn't know about etiquette and then not worry about it.

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  • Joanna
    Super September 2010
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    I was married on a yacht, and the staff had black pants, white blazers....I let family know this because my MIL is a suit person...what did she wear? white blazer and black pants....even when I spoke to her about it she said she found a lovely purple suit....now all I see is the help when I look at photos of her.

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  • Ab
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    I would maybe think it's weird for like a second. but then not dwell over it or get pissed..they'd look like a jerk anyways and that's enough..As for wearing black, I think it's pretty common to wear like a black dress or something unless it's the MOB or MOG or something.

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  • Alina
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    No I wouldn't care. Either it would look nothing like a wedding dress or it would and she would just look like a fool. Think about it, if someone came to your wedding dressed in a white dress that DID look like it oculd be a wedding dress, everyone would know she'd have issues. You wouldn't have to make a stink about it, and by not doing so, you'd come out the classy one.

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  • Ryan
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    When going through the pictures, I noticed that my MOHs little sister/assistant photographer was wearing an adorable white dress. It didn't bother me. Not much does Smiley smile

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  • krisalicious
    Master April 2012
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    People DID wear white to my wedding. I'm guessing it was a cultural thing as the ladies were all Polish/Russian, and nobody lifted an eyebrow at them - those cultures are famous for eyebrow-lifting so the fact that nobody said anything makes me think it was a normal occurrence.

    Honestly though, it didn't even register in my brain. I could have cared less.

    If someone showed up wearing a veil and carrying a bouquet it might have freaked me out a little.

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  • Kristina
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    I probably wouldn't even notice!!!

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  • Cydney J (Cydney M)
    Master October 2011
    Cydney J (Cydney M) ·
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    That was actually one thing I would have been upset about on my wedding day. I didn't even put my flower girls in white dresses...I wanted to be the only one...and I was Smiley smile

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  • Jamie
    Beginner June 2012
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    Honestly, I'm not worried about it. If others want to wear outfits that match our color scheme or white, it's no biggie. In the end, I'm just thankful to have our peeps there for our wedding.

    My motto: don't sweat the small stuff, and worrying about others' attire is definitely low on the totem pole.

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  • Fiona
    Super October 2012
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    I would care and i've specifically asked (on our wedding website) that guests not wear white / ivory. mainly because our venue has a gallery (loft) space and i want the only white dress you see in those shots , to be me.

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  • Sara
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    I was in a wedding once where a guest wore white and everyone noticed, but not because she had a white dress on. It was super short and she was wearing a thong. Yes the dress was short enogh that when she was dancing everyone could see her butt. She was young, but had to be 21 (the venue was pretty strict and she got rather tipsy).

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  • Soon to be Mrs R
    VIP June 2012
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    I 'll be honest. HELL YEA I would be pissed. You don't do that. Knowing my friends and family someone would probably say something like" wow, look at the scene stealer."

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  • Fiona
    Super October 2012
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    @sara p i am terrified of having wasted people make fools of themselves like that. lol though none of our friends are like that you never know who they'll bring.

    and to add more to my reasoning. I wouldnt want anyone looking at someone and talking about what they're wearing. so i feel its best to head that off at the pass instead of letting that happen and possibly the person in white ( thats not the bride ) be left feeling uncomfortable. because i know my family & friends are fierce about this tradition in wedding attire.

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